Category: Articles

Due Diligence Industry Engagement

An article written by Laura Austin, Managing Director of Mintz Group for the IM Yearbook 2021/2022 Due diligence providers know the investment migration industry inside out and have a responsibility to participate in education and advocacy efforts, writes Laura Austin. The Investment Migration (IM) industry has acknowledged the importance of de-risking the sector, which necessitates […]

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Unmapping the Portugal Golden Visa Changes

By Patricia Casaburi, Managing Director at Global Citizen Solutions We are a few months into 2022 and the much talked about Portugal Golden Visa changes have been finally implemented. While the fundamentals of the program remained the same – acquiring Portuguese residency in return for a qualifying investment – some options have been changed or […]

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Due Diligence and Best Practices for Investment Migration Funds

An article written by Steven Pepa, Managing Director of Saratoga Capital Partners for the IM Yearbook 2021/2022 As migration funds are gaining in popularity, Steven Pepa of Saratoga Capital explains what to do and what to avoid when choosing this investment route. The investment migration industry has traditionally been about lifestyle choices. Investors obtain their […]

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European Residence and Citizenship Programs Prevail in Henley & Partners’ 7th Investment Migration Programs Report

The article was written by Dr Juerg Steffen, CEO of Henley & Partners March saw the launch of the seventh edition of the annual Investment Migration Programs ­­report published by leading international citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners. The report offers a systematic analysis and comprehensive benchmarking of the world’s most important residence […]

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Citizenship Apartheid

The article was written by Prof. Dimitry Kochenov We live in a world of passport apartheid and its key tool – citizenship – has been very effective in its mission to exclude its victims, argues Prof. Dimitry Kochenov in his book ‘Citizenship’. The lotteryDistributed like prizes in a lottery where four-fifths of the world’s population […]

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Leaks Happen: Mitigating Risks When Applicants are “Leaked”

The article was written by Karen Kelly From Panama to the Pandora Papers – Exiger’s Karen Kelly describes the measures investment migration programmes should implement in the face of investigative reports and data leaks. The recent Pandora Papers leak and subsequent analysis of approximately 12 million documents by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) […]

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Antigua and Barbuda’s Pursuit of National Transformation through its Citizenship by Investment Programme

The article was written by Charmaine Quinland-Donovan Charmaine Quinland-Donovan outlines the economic and societal value of Antigua and Barbuda’s citizenship-by-investment programme. It is now universally agreed that Residence- and Citizenship-by-Investment Programmes offer incalculable benefits to both the investor citizen or resident, as well as to the countries which operate these programmes. While mobility has been […]

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